Sunday, August 03, 2003

The RNC didn't mind when John McCain missed votes.

The RNC has been keeping track of missed votes by Democratic presidential contenders. They describe it as "playing hooky from work" and say "Democrat [sic] hopefuls ignore education and homeland security policy to pursue their own ambitions." The SCLM didn't question the spin; they repeated it.

Well, these aren't the first members of Congress to seek the presidency. When he ran for the Republican nomination, John McCain missed 35% of his votes in the 1st session of the 106th Congress and 22% of his votes in the 2nd session. Right now, that's more than the percent of votes John Edwards (21%) and Bob Graham (15%) missed in the 1st session of the 108th Congress. Why didn't the RNC raise the issue when John McCain missed votes?